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Benjamin Hershey (1697-29 July 1789) came to [[Pennsylvania (USA)|Pennsylvania]] with his father Christian, his mother Oade, and his brother Andrew, emigrating from [[Friedelsheim (Rheinland-Pfalz, Germany)|Friedelsheim]], [[Palatinate (Rheinland-Pfalz, Germany)|Palatinate]], [[Germany|Germany]], whither he had fled from [[Switzerland|Switzerland]] about 1671. They arrived in [[United States of America|America]] about 1717 and Benjamin settled "one mile west of [[Lancaster (Pennsylvania, USA)|Lancaster]] Town" on the Marietta Pike in the same community as the Hans Brubakers and Peter Swarr. He was early a minister, signing the 1725 edition of the [[Dordrecht Confession of Faith (Mennonite, 1632)|Dordrecht confession]] (published 1727 at [[Philadelphia (Pennsylvania, USA)|Philadelphia]]) for the Lancaster area, became bishop and established the [[Abbeyville Mennonite Church (Lancaster, Pennsylvania, USA)|Abbeyville]] congregation and the churches to the northwest. He was moderator of the [[Lancaster Mennonite Conference (Mennonite Church USA)|Lancaster Conference]] during the Revolution and the stormy days following. The name occurs on some extant documents. He steered the church through the divisions of Francis Herr, the United Brethren, and the [[Brethren in Christ Church |Brethren in Christ]] schisms. His children were Christian, Bishop Benjamin II (died 1812), who became his successor, and two daughters. He was the author of the petition of 1775 to the [[Pennsylvania (USA)|Pennsylvania]] Assembly for release from [[Military Participation|military service]], <em>A Short and Sincere Declaration </em>(in Mennonite Historical Library [Goshen, IN]).
 
Benjamin Hershey (1697-29 July 1789) came to [[Pennsylvania (USA)|Pennsylvania]] with his father Christian, his mother Oade, and his brother Andrew, emigrating from [[Friedelsheim (Rheinland-Pfalz, Germany)|Friedelsheim]], [[Palatinate (Rheinland-Pfalz, Germany)|Palatinate]], [[Germany|Germany]], whither he had fled from [[Switzerland|Switzerland]] about 1671. They arrived in [[United States of America|America]] about 1717 and Benjamin settled "one mile west of [[Lancaster (Pennsylvania, USA)|Lancaster]] Town" on the Marietta Pike in the same community as the Hans Brubakers and Peter Swarr. He was early a minister, signing the 1725 edition of the [[Dordrecht Confession of Faith (Mennonite, 1632)|Dordrecht confession]] (published 1727 at [[Philadelphia (Pennsylvania, USA)|Philadelphia]]) for the Lancaster area, became bishop and established the [[Abbeyville Mennonite Church (Lancaster, Pennsylvania, USA)|Abbeyville]] congregation and the churches to the northwest. He was moderator of the [[Lancaster Mennonite Conference (Mennonite Church USA)|Lancaster Conference]] during the Revolution and the stormy days following. The name occurs on some extant documents. He steered the church through the divisions of Francis Herr, the United Brethren, and the [[Brethren in Christ Church |Brethren in Christ]] schisms. His children were Christian, Bishop Benjamin II (died 1812), who became his successor, and two daughters. He was the author of the petition of 1775 to the [[Pennsylvania (USA)|Pennsylvania]] Assembly for release from [[Military Participation|military service]], <em>A Short and Sincere Declaration </em>(in Mennonite Historical Library [Goshen, IN]).
 
 
 
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Benjamin Hershey (1697-29 July 1789) came to Pennsylvania with his father Christian, his mother Oade, and his brother Andrew, emigrating from Friedelsheim, Palatinate, Germany, whither he had fled from Switzerland about 1671. They arrived in America about 1717 and Benjamin settled "one mile west of Lancaster Town" on the Marietta Pike in the same community as the Hans Brubakers and Peter Swarr. He was early a minister, signing the 1725 edition of the Dordrecht confession (published 1727 at Philadelphia) for the Lancaster area, became bishop and established the Abbeyville congregation and the churches to the northwest. He was moderator of the Lancaster Conference during the Revolution and the stormy days following. The name occurs on some extant documents. He steered the church through the divisions of Francis Herr, the United Brethren, and the Brethren in Christ schisms. His children were Christian, Bishop Benjamin II (died 1812), who became his successor, and two daughters. He was the author of the petition of 1775 to the Pennsylvania Assembly for release from military service, A Short and Sincere Declaration (in Mennonite Historical Library [Goshen, IN]).


Author(s) Ira D Landis
Date Published 1956


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Landis, Ira D. "Hershey, Benjamin (1697-1789)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. 1956. Web. 20 Apr 2014. http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Hershey,_Benjamin_(1697-1789)&oldid=81976.

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Landis, Ira D. (1956). Hershey, Benjamin (1697-1789). Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 20 April 2014, from http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Hershey,_Benjamin_(1697-1789)&oldid=81976.




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